In order to modernize and strengthen state force, a total of five anti-riot vehicles (Vajra) have been added by the Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday.
Home Minister Bamang Felix flagged off the vehicles at police headquarters in Arunachal Pradesh.
The vehicles are equipped with all modern instruments including multi-tube shell launchers in front and rear to lob tear gas shell, emergency light bar with PA system for communication and wire mesh protection on glasses. It would be used either to break up riots or extinguish fires set by the rioters.
As a non-lethal and effective method of dispersing protesters, the vehicles are also equipped with Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) that can send announcements or warnings.
Two of the five vehicles will be stationed in Itanagar.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-09 3:19 PM